As I sit down to write tonight (though you are reading this today, which is tomorrow), I'm just plain tired. Spending the last few hours with amazing ladies that encourage me every week at BIble Study has given me just enough stamina to get in a quick post. I will not break my record. 15 days down... we are at the halfway mark to #31days! But honestly...I'm ready for November!
My favorite part of all of Paris was the picnic we had on the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower. Seeing it in person was incredible. Talk about a not-so-modern marvel. Every time I got a glimpse from far off streets, over rooftops or down side streets, I just had to stop. And take another picture. I couldn't get enough. Before we left home I was set & determined to ride to the tip top of it before we hoped our flight to the US of A. And then we sat there in front of it. And ate. And sketched. And just plain rested. Wait - doesn't everyone bring a sketchbook to draw in while they relax in Parisian parks? Even when they can't draw? It's what they do in the movies - so who was I to break the stereotype? Anyways, guess who decided the memories of just soaking it all in was a way better memory than waiting in line for hours just to get a view of the city. I mean you can't even see the tower from up there!
And I don't regret it. Maybe you would - if you are planning your trip super far in advance you can reserve a day & time to ride the elevators. But there are very few tickets sold ahead for each day....so prepare yourself to wait in line. Unless you hate yourself. Then get the cheaper ticket and walk up all those stairs. God bless you if you think that sounds like vacation fun. Good friends of ours got engaged at the tower a few years ago. Their 'waiting forever in line' experience plus how relaxed we were just chilling with our French neighbors convinced me to spend that time touring another part of the city instead. To each their own.
So grab some bread & cheese, sit back, and take in some of my favorite shots from around the city. I'll hold back on our picnic finds for another post. Au revior!
How did that sneak in here?
We sat out on the lawn until just after dark....long enough to watch the first twinkling lights show. For 5 minutes at the top of the hour after dark, it's a full on twinkle fest. Better than Christmas lights. Almost.
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